Things We Are Into This Week: February 2nd – 9th


February, 2018


Celebrate the Nisga’a New year by sharing in the culture through stories, songs, and dances. Hobiyee {Ho-be-yeh} is a celebration of the waxing crescent moon, during the latter part of winter, each year. The Nisga’a of Ts’amiks (Vancouver), hosts this celebration each year and invites dance groups from other Nations to celebrate the strength, beauty and diversity of indigenous cultures.

When: February 2 – 3, 2018
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Family Day Powwow – Spirit of the People
Everyone is invited to the Family Day Pow Wow hosted by the Spirit of the People. The weekend activities include drumming, a family team dance, an owl dance contest & more.

When: February 10 – 11, 2018
Where: Squiala Community Centre – 45005 Squiala Rd., Chilliwack, BC

AFN Reconciliation through Sustainable Water Management
The Assembly of First Nations’ National Water Symposium and Trade Show will provide delegates an opportunity to hear from others who are engaged in work related to sustainable water management, innovative technologies and new training methods, climate change adaptation. There will be a keynote address from Dr. David Suzuki, panel presentations and interactive and interesting workshops where participants can both learn and share their own experiences.

When: February 6 – 8, 2018
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC


Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience
Cree artist Kent Monkman’s new exhibit Shame and Prejudice: The Story of Resilience is a sobering look at the treatment of Indigenous people since Canada became a nation 150 years ago.

When: Jan 6 – April 8, 2018
Where: Agnes Etherington Art Centre – 36 University Ave., Kingston, ON


Exploring Reconciliation with Chief Robert Chamberlin
As part of a free monthly lecture series, Chief Robert Chamberlin, vice-president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and a member and co-founder of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, will discuss: Wild Salmon: First Nation & Crown Reconciliation Challenges.

When: February 6, 2018
Where: VIU Nanaimo Campus, Building 255, Room 170 – 900 Fifth St., Nanaimo, BC


Indigenous Roots & Reggae: A workshop with Innu musician Shauit
Innu musician Shauit shares his story of connecting Innu language and culture with reggae. Shauit is originally from the Innu community of Maliotenam in Northern Quebec and is currently based in Montreal. He is a reggae singer-songwriter and composer. He sings primarily in Innu language but also French and English.

When: February 7, 2018
Where: VIU Nanaimo Campus, Library Boardroom (B305 R507) – 900 Fifth St., Nanaimo, BC

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